36th annual Blue Mountains Veterans Week of Golf

The 36th Annual Blue Mountains Veterans Week of Golf was run from February 25 to March 1 at Springwood Country Club, Wentworth Falls Country Club, Leura Golf Club and Blackheath Golf Club.

Forty-seven male players and 18 female players competed over the first three days of competition, which would decide the ultimate king and queen of the Mountains.

Wentworth Falls player Jeff Gorrie had the highest score of the week with a 41 points at his home club on Tuesday.

That score set him up beautifully to ultimately take the men's title with a winning total of 76 points, narrowly ahead of Garrick Napier (Minamurra GC) on 72 and Stephen Giles (Wentworth Falls) on 71.

Christine Algie was just one of several players down from Bargara GC in Queensland and won the Ladies title with a wonderfully consistent week.

Algie finished in the top three place-getters in every round and winning the title with a total of 64 points, ahead of Dianne Shadlow (Inverell GC) with 61 c/b and Dot Rose (Ballina GC) 61.

NSWVGA Secretary Len Payne presents this year's prizes and plaque to Bargara GC's Christine Algie. Photo: Richard Ledden-Cooper.

NSWVGA Secretary Len Payne presents this year's prizes and plaque to Bargara GC's Christine Algie. Photo: Richard Ledden-Cooper.

Results were:

Overall Winners: Men - 1st place Jeff Gorrie (Wentworth Falls CC) 76 points, 2nd place Garrick Napier (Minnamurra GC) 72, 3rd place Steve Giles (Wentworth Falls CC) 71.

Overall Winners: Women - 1st place Christine Algie (Bargara GC, Qld 64, 2nd place Dianne Shadlow (Inverell GC) 61 c/b, 3rd place Dot Rose (Ballina GC) 61.

Men's Daily Results: Monday (Springwood CC) - Chris Rose (Ballina GC) 36, Ed Kitchener (BMVGA) 35 c/b, Stephen Giles (Wentworth Falls CC) 35; Tuesday (Wentworth Falls CC) - Jeff Gorrie (Wentworth Falls CC) 41, Garrick Napier (Minamurra GC) 37, Stephen Giles (Wentworth Falls CC) 36; Thursday (Leura GC) - Bob Chruszcz (Leura GC) 39, Robert Wood (Elanora GC) 38, Brad Hansen (Tamworth GC) 37 c/b.

Women's Daily Results: Monday (Springwood CC) - Christine Algie (Bargara GC, Qld) 32, Leone Burton (Bargara GC, Qld) 31, Robin Kent (Fox Hills) 29; Tuesday (Wentworth Falls CC) - Cheryl Grinlinson (Shoalhaven Heads) 31, Dianne Shadlow (Inverell GC) 31, Christine Algie (Bargara GC, Qld) 30 c/b; Thursday (Leura GC) - Dot Rose (Ballina GC) 35, Christine Algie (Bargara GC, Qld), Sally Hansen (Tamworth GC) 31.

4 Person Ambrose: Friday (Blackheath GC) 1st place - Dot & Chris Rose (Ballina Golf and Sports Club), Charmaine Pattison (Nelson Bay Golf Club) & Nigel Eves (Horizons Golf Resort); 2nd place - Sally & Brad Hansen (Tamworth Golf Glub) & Pat and Nic Van Driest (Riverside Oaks Golf Resort); 3rd place - Sue & Len Payne (Toukley Golf Club), Gary Craig (Bargara Golf Club) & Leone Burton (Bargara Golf Club).